Back in 1994 a photograph of the Loch Ness Monster was confirmed as a hoax. The story began in 1933 when a big-game hunter by the name of Marmaduke Wetherell was employed by the Daily Mail newspaper to investigate the story of the Loch Ness Monster. He went to Loch Ness and claimed to have found some footprints. However, when they were sent to scientists for analysis, they turned out to be hippopotamus footprints. A prankster had used a hippopotamus’ foot umbrella-stand to make the footprints and Wetherell had been taken in by the hoax. However, this did not stop the Daily Mirror from ridiculing Mr Wetherell in the newspaper.
We received an email yesterday from someone who had just rescued a Renault Bear from a charity shop for the princely sum of a quid. Nothing unusual in that, we get people who have rescued Renault Bears contacting us on a regular basis. However, this time I suddenly realised something we have been neglecting on this site before now. How is somebody new to the world of Renault Bears going to know how to look after their new charge?
It is not very often that our local area even appears on the local news, let alone the national news. It is to our shame that we have now made the national news for animal cruelty after the RSPCA launched an appeal to find the owners of a dog found in Flaybrick cemetery with injuries so horrific he had to be put down. Ten-year-old Elmo was found in undergrowth at on Saturday afternoon. His injuries were extreme – every bone in his body had been broken at some time.
Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite fictional characters from telly shows of the past. As you all know, the bears love their telly and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. They like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally they will enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring…
Margarete Steiff was born in Giengen, Germany on 24th July 1847. Margarete was a very lively, well-built child and led a carefree life until she became ill with polio before her second birthday. She was destined never to walk and to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Her mother, above all, found this very difficult. She would have to care for her daughter for as long as she lived. Her daughter would never be able to take on the role of housewife and mother and, at the time, it seemed as though she had absolutely no prospects for the future.
Credit where credit is due. While everyone has been lazing around watching the cricket and the football this weekend, Edward has been hard at work updating Jammy Toast. He has installed the latest version of our theme “X” and changed our Gallery plugin from “Global Gallery” to the new “Envira Gallery” which is now included with “X”. It is especially designed to work with “X” and it does so smoothly while being an extremely powerful and flexible plugin that assists in creating the perfect website.
An historic blizzard has struck large parts of the eastern United States, dumping 18 inches of snow in only a few hours in places. As soon as daylight emerged this morning, the extent of the overnight snowfall became clear. The snow storm has been christened Snowmageddon by the Americans.